Walled gardens don’t have customers, they have hostages. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/apples-response-hey-showcases-whats-most-broken-about-apple-app-store
No manufacturer should be using legal threats to stop hospitals from repairing their equipment. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akze8j/a-medical-device-maker-threatens-ifixit-over-ventilator-repair-project
As reader @nicolasterry pointed out on Twitter: "One pandemic winner? Robots." https://trib.al/vwjpkkY https://twitter.com/arstechnica/status/1273411899443621889/photo/1
It seems that Google wants to make using app bundles a requirement for new apps on Google Play in 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=320&v=cMr-b660Esw
This would mean developers have to upload their signing keys to google play even though there's no technical benefit in doing that. You can achieve the same efficient download sizes by using bundletool locally and uploading all generated apks. But it seems google will stop allowing that and just wants your signing keys.
As of June 25, my partner is getting laid off from her job as a writing center director at CSU Global, a management position that sees her managing ~30 people plus updating website content & organizing data into understandable chunks. She's a professional writer, editor, English teacher, writing consultant, and instructional designer. Most of her experience is in higher ed, but her skills are infinitely portable.
If anyone knows of or comes across any positions or jobs that would be a good fit for her, please let me know! Also, her website is at https://kelsiemcwilliams.com if you want to share it.
only 5 days left to get a MNT Reform open source laptop from the first batch: https://www.crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform
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